Pain Management Nursing Conference

Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota



Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Pain affects more Americans than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. Nurses and other care providers interact with individuals with all types of pain across the health care continuum. This conference is designed to introduce and explore various approaches to manage pain and enhance the patient experience.

Conference goals: 

  • Explore the management of acute and chronic pain
  • Describe alternative approaches to pain management
  • Discuss accreditation and regulatory requirements that influence nursing care in pain management
  • Explain how pain management impacts the patient experience

Intended Audience: 

This conference is designed for registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, and other healthcare professionals interested in pain management challenges in their daily practice.

Date and Location:

This conference will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Phillips Hall, Siebens Building, Mayo Clinic, 100 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

About the provider:

Mayo Clinic’s mission is to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education conducts educational conferences that will advance nursing practice.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been granted Magnet® Recognition for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Registration Details

Register before March 13, 2019

The conference registration fee of $160 includes instructional materials, breakfast, and break refreshments. Lunch will be on your own. Pre-registration is required, and preferred by March 13, 2019.

Out of respect for conference participants, children are restricted from the conference.


If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee, less an administration fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Continuing Nursing Education before March 13, 2019 (email: No refunds will be made on or after March 13, 2019.

Mayo Continuing Nursing Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Continuing Nursing Education must cancel or postpone this conference, Mayo Continuing Nursing Education will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


6:45 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
7:40 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
7:45 a.m.
Role Reversal: Patient-to-Nurse Education
Amber Kohnhorst, BSN, RN, CHRN
8:30 a.m.
Cognitive-Emotional Communication for Pain
Benjamin Houge, MS
9:30 a.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
10:00 a.m.
"My Patient is in Pain, What are My Options?" A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management Including the Physical and Emotional Components
Caitlin Brown, PharmD, BCCCP, Catherine Ewing, BSN, RN, Emily Olson, MSN, APRN, CNP, OCN® , Sarah Valinski, BSN, RN, BMTCN
11:45 a.m.
CALM (Creative Approaches for Life's Moments)
Connie Luedtke, MA, RN-BC
12:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own) and Exhibits with dessert
1:30 p.m.
Quality Pain Management Standards, Rationale, Application: A Focused Discussion
Danielle Carlson, MS, APRN, CNS
2:15 p.m.
Break with Refreshments and Exhibits
2:45 p.m.
Regenerative Medicine
Christy Hunt, MS, DO
3:45 p.m.
Medical Marijuana Research
Jacob Strand , MD, FACP, FAAHPM
4:45 p.m.



You must complete the evaluation and claim your certificate to earn contact hours. 


Participants can earn up to 7.25 ANCC nursing contact hours for attendance at the conference, commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity and completion of the evaluation. 

Lodging and Parking


Most hotels in the area are either connected to the conference facility via skyway and walking subway or offer a complimentary shuttle service to Mayo Clinic campus.

Hotels connected via skyway/walking subway:

Doubletree by Hilton Rochester - Mayo Clinic Area

Rochester Marriott Mayo Clinic Area

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotels that offer a complimentary shuttle service:

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

Comfort Inn and Suites

See the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau for a guide to more lodging options in Rochester, MN.


View a map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities. The cost of parking is not included in the registration fee.


This conference offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this conference, please contact Megan Hylland.


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